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The Pastor and the Academy

Too often, a rift obtains between the work of the church and theological study. Pastors and seminary students often feel the need to choose between one or the other. Derek Thomas, both pastor and professor, joins us to talk about the relationship between the pastor and the academy.

Panel

  • Derek Thomas
  • James Dolezal
  • Jeff Waddington
  • Nick Batzig
  • Camden Bucey

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Longman, Tremper., and David E. Garland. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2006.

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